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Efecto de la actividad física en la evolución de la enfermedad pulmonar obstructiva crónica (EPOC)

Duration
2004-2005
Coordinator
Judith Garcia Aymerich
Funded by
SEPAR 2004/136
FIS-ISCII PIO52292
This project examines the impact of physical activity in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) using various analyzes in the framework of two epidemiological studies. The Copenhagen City Heart Study (CCMA) has allowed us to analyze the role of regular physical activity in a cohort selected from the general population and repeated measures of physical activity, lung function, income and mortality over 20 years. The study of evolution and phenotypic characterization of COPD (PAC-COPD) includes a sample of 342 subjects with COPD well characterized in stability after the first deposit and a second visit, approximately 2 years later, including accelerometer for a week.

The results show that physical activity has beneficial effects on respiratory health, including reduced lung function decline and risk of developing COPD, and improving the development of this disease with respect to income and mortality. These effects could be explained by the effects observed in diffusion capacity, expiratory muscle strength, exercise capacity and systemic inflammation.

Currently we study other aspects of physical activity in COPD patients and the validity of different tools.



Yale Physical Activity Survey (YPAS)



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